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15th National Sand Festival

Sunday 2nd July 2017

This years event will take place on 2nd July on Bettystown Beach from early morning. Come along and take part by making your own castle or sculpture or simply watch the artists and builders at work!

If you are looking for inspiration, previous years winners can be viewed by clicking on the links to your left.

Photos of some previous winners can be viewed by checking out all the fun on you-tube, click here and facebook.

2017 Competition Details

Entrants have a choice between entering the Sand Castle or Sand Sculpturing Competitions.

Sand Sculpturing Competition:

Entrants can begin sculpting at about 10 am and can work until judging takes place at 2.30pm.

Entrance fee of €5 per person with a maximum of 4 per team.

Prizes are as follows:

1st Prize: 300 euro

2nd Prize: 200 euro

3rd prize: 100 euro

New Junior Sand Sculpturing Category for up to age 16.

Entrance fee of €2 per person with a maximum of 4 per team.

Prizes are as follows:

1st Prize: 50 euro

2nd Prize: 30 euro

3rd prize: 20 euro

Sand Castle Competition:

Categories include under 5 years, under 8 years, under 13 years and of course, Family entries.

A celebration cup will be presented to the overall winners.

Entrance fee of 2 euro per person applies and entries must be registered by 2pm for judging at 3.30pm.

Results of both events will be announced at 4.30pm.


A big thank you to all our confirmed sponsors so far.

Anyone interested in getting involved or sponsoring the event is asked to contact us via our email address meatheastsands@eircom.net

All the winners - check out all the photos on our facebook page

We are delighted that this years event will be preceded by a full day of Beach Cricket, making it a full weekend of family fun.
Beach Cricket is a unique fun filled entertainment-cum-competitive cricket played on beach with team of six players using tennis ball and varied rules from professional cricket. Beach Cricket is open to all.
Beach cricket festival 2017 is being organised in Bettystown beaches on Saturday, 1st July 2017 from 10 - 5 pm.
Beach Cricket Festival schedule include: • Team Registrations (@ 10.30 am) – Teams who would like to participate for the tournament. On registrations team members are provided with T-Shirts and Snack bag • Open Beach Cricket – Anyone who would like to try out cricket • Beach Cricket Tournament – Team of 6 players compete for Championship title. Includes group stage games, semi-final and Final. • Charity Fundraising Raffle – We also fundraise for nominated charity during the games and give away raffle prizes • Trophy and Medals Presentation - Festival finishes off with trophy and medal presentation
For any queries in relation to Beach Cricket Festival 2017 please contact Sangeetha Bala on 086-3548146 or email sangeetha.Bala@gmail.com



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